Last Updated on 19 April 2023 by gerry
Today was the day Marta had offered to take us on a road trip up the Costa Brava, but all four of us had a longer lie-in than maybe planned due to the exertions of Friday night. Nevertheless we decided to set off for Pals and Calella de Palafrugell on the Costa Brava, about an hour’s drive from us in Arenys / Canet.
The old town of Pals is a little inland and is characterised by lovely narrow streets mostly only fit for pedestrians and sand coloured stone buildings well preserved for hundreds of years. We were lucky with finding a free parking space, which is always a challenge in these resorts, especially at busy times like the Easter weekend. Close to the Ajuntament building we went into El Pedró restaurant and luck was with us again as they could fit us in without a booking with just a 30 minute wait, giving us just enough time for a wee exploration of the streets around lovely old church, which might be 9th century or 11th century, I’m not sure as the Roman numerals were inconsistent between the different translations on the information board.
After our feed we headed off to Calella de Palafrugell, not to be confused with the Calella in Maresme. This is a classic Costa Brava seaside resort with lovely white buildings dotted in and around small rocky beaches. It was absolutely mobbed. Again we were lucky to find a parking space and even managed a spot in a cafe for a drink. The big queues were at the ice cream shops, so we gave them a wide berth. We walked the length of the town’s coastal walk and then headed back to the car for one last bit of sight-seeing up at the lighthouse of San Sebastià, where you can get glorious views of where we’d been and its neighbouring resort of Llafranc, just as the sun was setting.